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Dec 5, 2019

The Under 16 girls host West Midlands SFA on Monday 9th of December at Stafford Town FC in an MCF fixture with a 7-00pm KO. Players should report to the ground at 6-00pm and usual dress code applies. There is an admission charge of £3 adults and £2 concessions.

Manager Kieran Newey has named the squad below

Abbie Adams

Polly Barrow

Millie Clarke

Millie Driscoll

Elise Ecclestone

Megan Gill

Harriett Grimshaw

Lily Jackson

Erin Patrick

Shannon Prince

Jessica Powis

Hannah Sparkes

Millie Smallwood

Emily Turner

Sofia Tzima

Olivia Windsor

 

Standby

Ebon Clarke

Katie Moran

Caitlin Hopwood

Phoebe Hopwood

Evie Quinn
Dec 3, 2019

Staffordshire hosted Cheshire in the second round of the ESFA Inter County Cup at Stafford Town FC. Riven with injuries and missing four boys from the squad Staffordshire faced a strong Cheshire unit. The early skirmishes were equal with both teams probing and looking for weaknesses and it was Staffordshire who prevailed with a well worked goal netted by Christian Blanchette. Cheshire responded well and the game ebbed and flowe until 5 minutes from half time Oli Waddison scored a superb second goal with a side footed volley, 2-0 at half time.

Staffordshire started the second half well and knew that a third goal would ease any nerves and it duly arrived from Kyle Ashman but this spurred Cheshire into having their best spell of the game. They replied almost immediately with a well worked goal and Staffordshire looked wobbly. Minutes after the goal came the defining moment of the tie. Some really good two touch football saw the Cheshire centre forward through and clear on goal only for keeper George Hill to make a superb save to keep Staffordshire in control. From the clearence Staffordshire broke forward and only a lunging tackle which brought a free kick stopped Staffordshire from increasing their lead. The resultant free kick seemed to evade everyones attemts to get a touch on the ball but when it arrived at Christian Blanchette's feet he made no mistake to increase the lead.

Cheshire were now under severe pressure and were looking ragged and the fifth Staffordshire goal arrived with an outstanding piece of teamwork starting from their own penalty area and ending with Oli Waddison heading a peach of a cross into the net. Sam Bowater scored his first goal for the County to put the icing on the cake and give Staffordshire a well deserved victory and progress into the quarter finals.

Dec 3, 2019

Under 15 Team manager Neil Davies sends a brief report on last night's MCF fixture.

West Midlands U15’s 3 Staffordshire U15’s 6

This was a fantastic all round performance from the Staffs boys against a talented West Midlands side. The reigning MCS Champions blew away last year’s runners-up in an exhilarating first half, racing into a 4-0 lead with goals from Will Finlay, James Plant (2) and a penalty from Todd Alcock. In truth it could have been 7 or 8 at the interval such was the dominance of the Staffs team.

West Midlands were always going to have a spell of pressure and they cut the deficit to 4-2 before Ben Runacas scored his first goal for the County. West Midlands hit back but Will Finlay fired home after more great work by Todd Alcock to make it 6-3. Special mention to man of the match Mason Pickering who covered at left back and James Miller at Right Back. This victory laid down a marker and hopefully the boys can carry this performance into next week’s away trip to Shropshire.

Credit to every single member of the Staffordshire team who were simply brilliant on a bitterly cold night at Wolves training ground.

Nov 27, 2019

The Under 15 Boys travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers training ground to play West Midlands on Monday in an MCF fixture. This will be one of the key Under 15 fixtures this season as Staffordshire pipped West Midlands to the title last season,

Manager Neil Davies names the squad below for the match and players should report to the ground as near to six as possible. Usual dress code applies.

1 George Lenton     Amington

2 Mason Pickering  Endon High

3 Rafferty Winnal    EDA

4 Alfie Clarke           Friary

5 Lewis Hassall       Alleynes Academy

7 James Plant         Moorside

8 Sol Ashworth       Endon High (Captain)

9 Will Finlay             EDA

10 Todd Alcock       EDA

11 Ben Herrington   Cardinal Griffin

12 James Miller       Trentham

14 Archie England  EDA

15 Kyle Corns          Codsall High

16 Ben Runacas      De Ferrers Academy

17 Jack Bostock     King George VI

20 George Taylor    St Thomas More

 

The Under 18 Boys are in action at Stafford Town against Cheshire in an ESFA R2 tie KO 7-00pm. Players should report to the ground for 6-00pm and usual dress code applies. There will be a £3 admission charge for adults and £2 concessions. A win puts the boys into last 16.

Squad

1. George Hill

2. Neale Sheldon Newcastle College

3. Carter Lycett Hednesford

4. Owen Turner Hednesford

5. Josh Lewis Codsall

6. Dave Perreira Newcastle College

7. Oliver Watchorn Rice Newcastle College

8. Oliver Puttnam Newcastle College

9.Max Dixon Friary

10. Oliver Waddison Codsall

11. Jack Bowman Codsall

12 Kyle Ashman King Edward VI Stafford

14. Matt Ball Newcastle College

15. Matt Bowman Codsall

16. Alex Smith Alleynes Academy

17. Charlie Drain Hednesford

Nov 26, 2019

The Under 14 Boys played their first home game of the season against Worcestershire on Monday at Stafford Town FC.

The Staffordshire boys swarmed all over Warwickshire in the early stages and led after six minutes with a well taken goal. They dominated posession and Worcestershire could not get a foothold in the game. Staffordshire hit the woodwork twice and had a goal chalked off for offside and their carelessness in front of goal cost them dearly when Worcestershire equalised with their first attempt at goal.

The second half was more evenly matched but Staffordshire still had the bulk of possession and created more chances and it was no surprise when they regained the lead. They looked on course for three points until a free kick conceded five yards outside the box was beautifully struck, giving the keeper no chance, to tie the game. Staffordshire restarted and the final whistle went leaving the boys disappointed with the result but the management team relatively happy with the performance. West Midlands Awya before a home tie in the second round of the ESFA cup against South Yorkshire on the 21st of December are the next fixtures.

Nov 25, 2019

The Under 16 game against Warwickshire tonight at Rugby has been called off because of a waterlogged pitch. No new date has been set for the game.

The Under 14 Boys game against Worcestershire will go ahead with a slightly later KO of 7-30 at Stafford Town FC.

Nov 24, 2019

With four teams still involved in National Cup competitions several fixture changes of dates and opposition have had to be made. First up are the Under 18 boys who play Cheshire in Round 2 looking for a place in the last sixteen. Staffordshire drew in a pre season friendly against Cheshire and they will be hoping for progress in a competition that they usually perform well.

The Under 16 Boys have a rematch on the 16th of December with West Midlands and they will be hoping to improve on their recent drawn game against West Midlands, a game they could have won comfortably had they put away their chances.

The Under 14 Girls will face neighbours Cheshire in their second round ti on Monday 23rd of December at Stafford Town FC.. After an excellent win against Bedfordshire in Round 1 they too will be hoping to progress to the last sixteen. Their league game against West Midlands on the 9th of December has had to be postponed as they play their second round tie in the same week.

Last but not least the Under 14 boys will meet South Yorkshire Schools on Saturday the 21st of December with a 2-00pm KO at Stafrford Town FC. They will be tough opponents having disposed of Merseyside in the first round but having a talented squad Staffordshire will be hoping to progress

Nov 21, 2019

Manager Bailet Evans names the squad below for the game against Warwickshire at Rugby Borough FC. KO 7-30pm

Callum Niven John Taylor Academy
Louis Pelnens Codsall
Harvey Bannister-Smith BWH
Eden Bailey Trentham
Charlie Pearsall (C) John Taylor Academy
Greg Lewis Friary
Jack Thomas King Edward VI
Keelan Summerfield Walton HS
Joe Baxter Painsley
Lewi Burnside Netherstowe
James Sutton Trentham
James May Cardinal Griffin
Joe Morley Cardinal Griffin
Morgan Payne Walton
Jake Finney
Harry Buzzard EDA

Usual dress code applies. Meet as near to 6-30 as possible.

Nov 20, 2019

The Under 14 Boys take on Worcestershire Boys on Monday night in their first home MCF fixture. Manager Dan Dawson has selected the squad below. Players should meet at Stafford Town for 6-00pm and the usual dress code applies. There is an admission charge of £3 adults and £2 concessions.

Travis Ziglam Moorside

Archie Carr Cheadle Academy

Thomas Taylor Chase Terrace

Archie Sage OHSSMA

Jacob Danen Chase Terrace

Joe Davies Trentham Academy

Fin Murray Wolgarston

Braden Webb Wolgarston

Dan Hughes Wolgarston

Doug Hughes Wolgarston

Lucas Sant Clayton Hall Academy

Ronny Wakelin EDA

Dillon Scott Alleynes Academy

Owen Cantrill Chase Terrace

Hayden Cordall Trentham Academy

Jharrel Williams Alleynes Academy

The opposition for the second round tie of the national competition is now known and the U14 Boys will meet South Yorkshire Schools FA at home on a date to be arranged but may be Saturday 21st of December with an afternoon kick off.This group will be busy as they also play West Midlands in the league and possibly Leicestershire before the Christmas break.

The Under 14 Girls second round National tie against Cheshire Schools FA will be played on Monday 23rd of December at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm. The girls will be ful lof confidence following theie excellent result against Bedfordshire and it would be a perfect Christmas present to reach the last 16.

On Monday the U16 Boys played out a 3-3 draw against West Midlands in an exciting game which ebbed and flowed throughout but Staffordshire will be aggrieved not to have collected all three points as numerous chances were spurned to put the game out of reach.The game should have given the boys confidence going into the second match against the same opposition in the ESFA national competition. Before then the side have the small matter of travelling to Rugby on Monday 25th for a match against Warwickshire who have won the league for the past two years. The game is being played at Rugby Borough FC, Kilsby Lane with a 7-30 KO. Boys should report for 6-30pm and usual dress code applies.

Nov 14, 2019

Manager Bailey Evans sends the information and squad for the U16 games against West Midlands on Monday 17th of November at Stafford Town FC. There will be a £3 admission charge for adults, £2 concessions.

Greg Lewis

Harvey Bannister-Smith

Joe Baxter

James Sutton

Louis Pelnens

Morgan Payne

Jake Finney

Jack Thomas

Lewi Burnside

Huw Emery

Joe Morley

Harry Buzzard

Morgan Russell

Eden Bailey

Callum Niven

Charlie Pearsall (C)

 

STANDBY:

Keelan Summerfield

Joseph Scriven

James May

 

Usual dress code applies please guys, meet at 6pm (or as near as possible) at Stafford Town.

 

Please, please appreciate that we now have a VERY strong and competitive squad - being on standby is absolutely no indication of poor performance, but we are very saturated in certain positions, so it’s only fair to rotate these somewhat. On that note, expect further rotation for the Warwickshire game, allowing me to make a balanced decision about a squad for the National Cup R2 game.

 

Nov 12, 2019

The Under 18 Boys began their defence of the MCF title last night with a hard fought win against West Midlands SFA. The game was played at Stafford Town FC on a clear night with a biting wind. Staffordshire played into the wind in the first half and took the game to West Midlands. Both sides played nice passing football but both lacked a cutting edge until an excellent Max Dixon through ball found Oli Waddison who although having a lot to do finished with aplomb to give Staffordshire the lead.

Oli was also responsible for the second goal when a searing burst of pace past the full back allowed him to go clear and his cut back was put into his own goal by a West Midlands defender. West Midlands were always asking questions of the Staffordshire defence and a soft penalty just before half time allowed them back into the game.

The second half ebbed and flowed with neither side able to get a grip on the game until a superb run and strike from a West Midlands forward brought parity. This seemed to be the required stimulus for the Staffordshire boys and despite losing three boys to injury during the second period Oli Puttnam responded with a solo goal immediately. As West Midlands searched for an equaliser Staffordshire sealed victory when Jack Bowater marked his debut with a goal.

The boys are next in action against Cheshire SFA in the second round of the national competition at Stafford Town FC on Monday 2nd December KO 7-00pm

Nov 11, 2019

The U14,15,and 16 boys were due to lock horns with Repton School in the annual triple header but the weather has intervened in the fixture for the first time. The pitches are already waterlogged and with the forecast for showers for the week with an amber warning issued for heavy rain on Thursday it was an easy decision to call off the games.

Nov 9, 2019

The Under 14 Girls hosted Bedfordshire girls in the first round of the National Cup Competition at Stafford Town on Saturday. In miserable conditions with a biting wind and persitant rain with the temperature just above freezing the girls from both sides served up an entertaining game for the spectators. Staffordshire dominated the first half and led through a Lottie MacMurray strike but despite plenty of possession were pegged back by Bedfordshire. Skipper Ruby Evans put Staffordshire in front with an excellent strike, a lead that they never relinquished. Both teams squandered chances but Staffordshire just about deserved their win against a resolute Bedfordshire side.

Both teams should be commended for the high standard of football in dire conditions.. Staffordshire now go forward to meet Cheshire in the second round and again this will be a home tie.

Nov 4, 2019

The Under 14 Boys squad for their game against Leicestershire on the 11th of November at Ellistown FC is;

Travis Ziglam Moorside

Archie Sage OHSSMA

Thomas Taylor Chase Terrace

Jacob Danen Chase Terrace

Joe Davies Trentham Academy

Ronny Wakelin EDA

Finn Murray Wolgarston

Charlie King Blessed William Howard

Dan Hughes Wolgarston

Doug Hughes Wolgarston

Lucas Sant Clayton Hall Academy

Dillon Scott Alleynes Academy

Owen Cantrill Chase terrace

Ethan Bracher Rawlett

Hayden Cordall Trentham Academy

Jharrel Williams Alleynes Academy

 

Stand by

Woody Ford Landau Forte Amington

Jacob Turner Trentham Academy

Braden Webb Wolgarston

Archie Carr Cheadle HS

Meet at Ellistown for 6-15/6-30. Usual dress code applies.

 

Under 18 Squad

George Hill Sir Graham Balfour

Anthony Sheldon Newcastle College

Carter Lycett Hednesford

Josh Lewis Codsall

Owen Turner Hednesford

Oliver Puttnam Newcastle College

Oliver Watchorn Rice Newcastle College

Oliver Waddison Codsall

Christian Blanchette Codsall

Lewis Salmon Newcastle College

Max Dixon Friary

Kyle Ashman King Edward VI Stafford

Matt Bull Newcastle College

Jack Bowman Codsall

Alex Smith Alleynes Academy

David Perreira Newcastle College

Standby

Sam Bowman Codsall

Charlie Drain Hednesford

Lewis Wilkinson Newcastle College

Callum Griffiths Newcastle College

Jay Wilkinson Newcastle College

meet at Stafford Town Fc for 6-00pm. Usual dress code applies.

 

 

Oct 31, 2019

Staffordshire U16 Boys travelled to Humberside with a severely depleted squad for a variety of reasons. Seven players were missing from a squad of twenty but the thirteen who were available turned in an outstanding performance. Cleethorpes on a Wednesday night would not be most folks idea of a venue for entertainment but those present at the game witnessed a performance full of class courage and outstanding effort from the Staffordshire boys.

Right from the get go Staffordahire dominated possession and caused the Humberside defence major problems with their direct pacey running as they stretched their opponents defence time and again but despite creating chances they were unable to find a finishing touch. As ever in these situations failure to take advantage of a good period of pressure came back to haunt them and in a breakaway Humberside crafted a neat finish to take the lead. Staffordshire responded with a fierce period of dominance and when the ball fell to Callum Niven he rifled in an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

1-1 at half time.

At the start of the second half Humberside had their best spell of the game but despite pumping ball after ball into the Staffordshire box from all angles and distances Staffordshire were resolute in defence and seldom looked like conceding. As the game progressed Staffordshire once again gained control and took the lead after a brilliant left wing move and Joe Morley slotted home at the back post. Staffordshire continued to search for a third goal and had two stonewall penaltys turned down and a Jack Thomas goal chalked off for offside. The referee somehow found six minutes of extra time but the Staffordshire boys held firm to progress to a second round home tie against either Oxfordshire or West Midlands.

The County Association are extremely grateful for the support of parents for transporting the boys to Cleethorpes and hope they enjoyed their day at the seaside.

Oct 29, 2019
The Under 16 Girls crashed out of the Inter County Trophy in disappointing fashion last night. They started like a whirlwind and were two goals to the good after ten minutes and also struck the bar. That was as good as it got and a lacklustre performance followed which allowed Nottinghamshire back into the game with two goals before half time and they added two goals in the second half to book their place in the next round.Staffordshire had two late chances to save the game and take it into extra time but a combination of poor finishing and good defending kept Nottinghamshire in front.
Oct 25, 2019

On Monday evening the Under 16 Girls travel to Nottingham to take on Nottinghamshire in the first round of the ESFA national Inter County Cup. They will be hoping for a repeat of an historic win the last time they visited when a 2-1 win saw them through to the national finals.

The game will be played at Dunkirk FC with a 7-15 KO.

  • Venue: Dunkirk FC, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 off the A52 (check on a map as its a quirky turn off). If you put in Sat Bains restaurant then you're nearby as it's on Lenton Lane too

Manager Kieran Newey has named the following squad for the game;

Polly Barrow

Millie Clarke

Millie Driscoll

Elise Ecclestone

Megan Gill

Harriet Grimshaw

Caitlin Hopwood

Phoebe Hopwood

Lily Jackson

Katie Moran

Erin Patrick

Jess Powis

Evie Quinn

Hannah Sparkes

Millie Smallwood

Sofia Tzima

Olivia Windsor

Players should aim to arrive an hour before KO and usual dress code applies.

Oct 8, 2019

Last night the Under 16 Girls travelled to Lilleshall to play Shropshire SFA in the first MCF fixture of the season. They found themselves with a 3-0 deficit at half time but a rousing second half performance saw the girls draw level only to concede in time added on to suffer the cruelest of defeats. The game will have sharpened them up for the first round of the National competition when the travel to Nottingham on the 28th of October to do battle with Nottinghamshire SFA.

The Under 18 Boys welcomed Cheshire SFA to Stafford Town FC to play a friendly match against opponents that they will meet in the second round of the national competition in December. The game ended in a 3-3 draw with both sides playing entertaining, attacking football. Staffordshire led when Max Dixon pinched the ball from a defender and cooly rounded the keeper to score. Several opportunities were spurned by both sides before Cheshire scored two goals to lead 2-1 at half time. The second half saw Staffordshire dominate for long periods and two clinical strikes from Oli Waddison put them in the driving seat.

As the game reached its conclusion Staffordshire missed a great chance to seal the win only to allow Cheshire a soft goal and a share of the spoils.

The next game is on Monday night when the Under 15 Boys are in MCF action against Warwickshire at Stafford Town FC KO 7-30pm

Oct 1, 2019

The Under 15 and Under 16 Boys were in action last night in friendly games against Lichfield City U16 and Stoke City Academy U15 respectively. In constant rainfall of biblical proportions both games produced some high quality football and superb entertainment for the crowd. The Under 15 Boys ran out 3-2 winners against a strong Lichfield City side with goals from Will Finlay and skipper Sol Ashworth (2 ).

The Under 16 side put on a scintillating display of high tempo and technically gifted football against a side although a year younger are at an Academy and who train three times a week. Staffordshire started well and led through a superb Harry Buzzard goal. They stretched their lead with a James May strike before a superb free kick  from Stoke.Eden Bailey stretched Staffordshires lead with a wonderful goal after a brilliant piece of teamwork.

Stoke started the second half well and applied pressure on the Staffordshire defence but Joe Baxter was imperious and defensively the side looked strong. Goals from Jack Thomas and debutant Joe Morley put the icing on the cake and gives the side great confidence going into their Midland County programme.and the national cup against Humberside is on the horizon.

Special mention must go to our match officials who braved the elements in horrendous conditions and as ever we are extremely grateful for their undaunting support.

Thanks to Lichfield City and Stoke City Academy for providing us with opposition at relatively short notce and we are grateful to Leighton Thomas and Steve Travis for making the games happen.

Sep 29, 2019

The following players have been selected to represent Staffordshire for the forthcoming season. The coaches made some difficult decisions but were impressed with the players on display in the three trial sessions. Congratulations to those selected and commiserations to those who did not make the cut this year. It is hoped that those boys in the lower sixth will trial again next year and the Association wishes to thank all players and parents for all who trialled this year for their support and efforts, it is much appreciated,

All boys in the squad will be rquire for the first game against Cheshire on the 7th of October at Stafford Town against Cheshire Schools FA. Information will be emailed to all players.

  1. George Hill
  2. Harvey Belcher
  3. Josh Lewis
  4. Carter Lycett
  5. Ant Sheldon
  6. Owen Turner
  7. Matt Ball -
  8. Oli Watchorn Rice
  9. Alex Smith
  10. Oli Putnam
  11. Kyle Ashman
  12. Charlie Drain
  13. Jay Wilkinson -
  14. Dave Pereira -
  15. Lewis Wilkinson -
  16. Callum Griffiths -
  17. Christian Blanchette
  18. Oli Waddison
  19. Lewis Salmon
  20. Max Dixon

Standby players

Jacob Gwilt

Oli Jarvis

Sam Bowater

Jack Bowater

Aug 31, 2019

The teams involved in the national cups have had mixed fortunes with the draws. The Under 16 Boys face a tough task with a journey to play Humberside who always provide stiff opposition. The Under 14 Girls will host Bedfordshire in their first round match whilst the Under 14 Boys have a bye in Round 1 but will then face the winners of Merseyside or South Yorkshire in Round 2, in Staffordshire.

The Under 16 Girls will travel to meet old rivals Nottinghamshire in Round 1 and finally the Under 18 Boys have a home tie against Cheshire in Round 2 having being awarded a bye in Round 1. More details regarding dates will be posted nearer the deadlines for the matches to be played

Aug 14, 2019

Staffordshire School's FA, like most school's football organisations is run by a willing band of volunteers. Most have been involved in the game all of their lives and are putting back something to a game which has given them huge pleasure over the years. The age profile of the volunteers is towards the upper end of the spectrum and with that in mind we are always on the lookout for anyone who can contribute in any way.As funding from the ESFA and FA has been cut to the bone more than ever is the need for support to help keep Staffordshire SFA as a vibrant well run organisation.

Referees and assistants are always welcome. We currently have an excellent group of volunteer referees who take games for us without a fee, recognising that everyone who is at a game and those who have organised it do so for free as volunteers, and they are happy with out of pocket expenses. To a man they all agree that County football is the most disciplined football that they officiate. They enjoy the fact that the standard of play is very high but more importantly they are not hit with abuse from players or parents as we do not tolerate either from players ar parents. In the past ten years there has only been one player from Staffordshire dismissed from the field of play, something we are proud of and which we will endeavour to maintain.

If you are a referee or know of a referee who might like to join our team then please make contact through the website, you will be made more than welcome.

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.